Monroe, GA
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Monroe is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 13,641 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is the 71st largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monroe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monroe is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monroe who work in sales jobs (14.68%), office and administrative support (14.21%), and food service (11.04%).

As is often the case in a small city, Monroe doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Monroe with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.04% of adults in Monroe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Monroe in 2010 was $15,840, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $63,360 for a family of four. Monroe also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Monroe is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Monroe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monroe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monroe include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Monroe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.